This is full performance level work in the operation and routine maintenance of a large, activated sludge, wastewater treatment plant. The Wastewater Operator II maintain established water quality standards through the effective operation of all equipment involved in the treatment process including operating, monitoring and controlling a vast network of pumps, conveyers, air and chemical systems; making operational decisions including pumping rates and dosage adjustments, while working in one of five work units, which provide 24-hour coverage every day. The Wastewater Operator II maintains accurate records, performs standard laboratory tests and identifies equipment failures and maintenance needs.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes including the operation of process control equipment, troubleshooting techniques, and laboratory procedures.
Ability to maintain operational processes and procedures independently.
Skill in the safe use of tools, power equipment, and specialized process related equipment;
Skill in providing lead direction to staff, including assisting and reviewing work.
Applicants also must possess:
A valid state's driver's license and acceptable driving record
Ability to obtain medical certification of respirator readiness and the absence of any physical characteristic that prevents rapid attainment of a tight seal between face and self-contained breathing apparatus requiring The Wastewater Operator II to be clean-shaven.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiated salary increases currently in process.